Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Lately I.....

Lately, I....

Been digging the big gaudy earrings. It's a weird thing I'm into. We'll see how long that lasts.

Eating a lot of bananas.. I would eat one for every meal if I could. Which technically, I could... but then we would run out. Growing up though, my mom used to tell me one banana a day. So I have since passed that rule onto the children. Who also love bananas. Then again, I have yet to meet one person that doesn't.

Have watched only the bachelor on TV. And American Idol. I really like the Bachelor though, and I think I have watched every season except maybe 3. It's my strange addiction.

I had a week off work and still somehow managed to go to sleep before 10 every night. Eyes can't stay open.

Picked up some great supplies at the Target dollar section for Elliana's homeschooling. Have I mentioned how much I love Target? Thankfully the closest one is at least 15 minutes away... and therefore we go maybe once a month.

Been thinking lately about how interesting it is that my husband "needs" a nap every time that kids go down for their afternoon naps on weekends. I mean... this is even after he went to bed early and got up a little later. Amazing.

That's what is going on right now by the way. The house is napping while I write. And by write, I mean... after every sentence I open up a new tab because another thought pops into my head---oh I need to look this up, and list that, and maybe check my email real quick.

It's no wonder I don't get those scheduled posts done like I used to. Although, somehow I still have posts that I wrote 3-4 months back that keep getting pushed back.

I'm one of those people that has to be in the mood for whatever I am going to post. Especially if it is a rant of some sort. Not sure why. Just the way I am I guess.

Need a new book to read. Like right now. I read the Divergent series all in a matter of 5 days, and I am just itching for another good read. If you have any recommendations, throw them my way!

Itching for summertime. Spring time. Anything but this dreadful weather we have had lately. I am already making a list of activities for us to do, and our calendars are definitely going to be full. That and we are in the works of planning our annual summer vacation... and this year I think my brother, his wife, and three kids will join us as well. I love that our family just keeps growing and that we can make these memories together.

Went sledding with the family the other day. And by sledding... I mean.. mama and papa took turns sledding while the kids watched. Why? Because Graham is just too little, even though he did not fuss when we went with him a couple times. That E girl? That one? She is scared of the snow. SCARED. She loves being out in it {standing}, but has no desire to play in it.

Love this article published by Forbes that I just read {while on my distraction spree just now}. It talks about things we do as parents that can be crippling to children. I agree with each and every point, and for once, it's not one of those "judgmental" articles that I often see. I think it is important for children to fail, to figure things out on their own, for us to be supportive and complimentary---but at the right times, and to most certainly practice what we preach. I think that we are the biggest role models for our children and that how can we ever expect something out of them that we ourselves cannot do.

We finally bought paint for the playroom that we are re-doing. I mean... it will have been painted 3 times in 4 years.... we have problems. Can't wait to share the finished product!

Bought this canvas deal so we can update our canvases! Two large canvases for only $45 with FREE shipping. TWO! Or you can buy one for only $35. And found two great Valentine's Day present ideas for the little ones-- a book and a teddy bear personalized.

That's all I have. Something a little light in comparison to my rant yesterday.


  1. My daughter LOVES snow. Must be the Canadian in her. Though she usually just wants to eat it...

  2. I love these types of posts! I feel compelled to let you know that I H-A-T-E everything about bananas! I gag if I smell them or think about their consistency and I practically have panic attacks if I accidentally eat anything with banana flavor in it (juice, smoothies, etc.) because I just can't stand them. I'd rather go hungry for the day than eat a banana! :)

  3. Strangely I have a really hard time eating bananas by themselves and I definitely can't eat them if they are room temperature (eww) but I do like them IN things, like that fact that I have them mixed my oatmeal right now and I love putting them in smoothies. My kids though LOVE them though, in fact my daughter ate two in a row by herself yesterday before I realized she had grabbed the second one (oops.)

    Also I too have an intense love for Target, unfortunately for my husband and our budget though, our closest one is only about 5 minutes away so I go at least once or twice a week and will always manage to find something there that I 'need' ;)

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  5. Im cuban so we eat banana even as a part of our meals! (Example rice, beans , some sort of meat and a banana) so I'm with you on the banana thing!

    On the book i really recommend The power of a praying wife. Its a good read, short but really good.

  6. LOVE!

    ~Diary of a Fit Mommy

  7. Poison Princess, by Kresley Cole! There's at least a second one, not sure if there's a third, but really good!

  8. If you want a new book to read, read Unlocked by Karen Kingsbury. If you want a series, the Baxter Family series is a good read! :)

  9. I LOVE bananas. Basically, banana flavored anything. Anything I buy bananas, I eat like five in one day haha. My husband hates bananas :-(

  10. My husband & I watch "The Batchelor" together (we dvr it though & haven't gotten to watch Mondays yet). He doesn't watch "the Batchelorette" though, I do. I'm sick of Winter too. The other day I decided to start planning where we are going for our Summer vacay in June (my b-day weekend).


  11. If you're into murder mysteries, there are a few series I love - you could start at the beginning (but you don't have to): The ---- in Death" series by J.D. Robb - fantastic! The Alex Delaware (main character) series by Jonathan Kellerman. The Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus (main characters) series by Faye Kellerman. These are my go-to's and they're great!

  12. Haha. I need to write a post similar to this. Or post, period.
    I recently finished ¨Heaven is Here¨ by Stephanie Nielson.
    You won´t want to stop reading or have a dry eye. Amazing.


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